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Monday, January 7, 2019

Quarintines in the Old Neighborhood

Quarantines in the Old Neighborhood

measles quarantine signDuring the 1940s, when scarlet fever or measles struck, a quarantine sign was tacked on the front door. It was a warning tacked on the door by the communicable disease people not to go inside the house. Scarlet fever could last as long as a month, and it called for bed confinement for the duration of the illness. When a child was attacked by German measles (rubella) , the neighbors were in a tizzy because it spread easily and was very contagious.

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